Top 15 Fantasy Players by Position

Joseph Addai

Itʼs late July and that means fantasy football is getting ready to kick off.. Some players are going to come out of nowhere and flat out dominate. Some older players who used to be studs will fall off and some players will be affected by a coaching staff change or a quarterback that leaves town. It is all ways wise to do some research before walking into a draft.

The NFL is a copy cat league and there are some trends popping up fantasy owners should keep their eyes on. First running back by committee a lot have teams have made the switch. Darren McFadden or Justin Fargas would be fine backs to have but both players will split time at least early on and they will take carries away from each other. The only team that can pull that off is Jacksonville Fred Taylor and MJD are both worthy of consideration. When looking for a back stay away from Denver, Miami, Tampa Bay, Tennessee and Detroit.

The fullback is dead and has given birth to the slot receiver. Wes Welker redefined the position last year and put up crazy fantasy numbers. Expect more teams to follow the trend. If you have a receiver go down to injury or some of them end up on the same bye week you can find value on the waiver wire. The third wide out on a pass happy team wonʼt be a long term solution but can get you by in a stop gap situation.

Last but not least teams that have classified their quarterbacks as game managers are teams that donʼt have a fantasy worthy quarterback. Game Manager means 10 of 17 passing 123 yards and no touchdowns. When you think game manager think Damon Huard. Be aware of the unstable quarterback situations in Chicago, Kansas City, Minnesota, Baltimore and San Francisco.

Quarterback

1.Tom Brady- New England Patriots

2.Peyton Manning- Indianapolis Colts

3.Tony Romo- Dallas Cowboys

4.Carson Palmer- Cincinnati Bengals

5.Drew Brees- New Orleans Saints

6. Derek Anderson- Cleveland Browns

7.Eli Manning- New York Giants

8.Ben Roethisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers

9.Phillip Rivers- San Diego Chargers

10.Marc Bulger- St. Louis Rams

11.Donavon McNabb- Philadelphia Eagles

12. Matt Hasselbeck- Seattle Seahawks

13.Jake Delhomme- Carolina Panthers

14.Jeff Garcia- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

15. Matt Lienart – Arizona Cardinals

Running back

1.Ladanian Tomlinson- San Diego Chargers

2.Adrian Peterson- Minnesota Vikings

3.Brian Westbrook- Philadelphia Eagles

4. Marion Barber- Dallas Cowboys

5.Steven Jackson- St. Louis Rams

6.Larry Johnson- Kansas City Chiefs

7.Frank Gore- San Francisco 49ers

8.Joesph Addai- Indianapolis Colts

9.Clinton Portis- Washington Redskins

10.Marshawn Lynch- Buffalo Bills

11.Ryan Grant- Green Bay Packers

12.Willie Parker- Pittsburgh Steelers

13.Willis McGahee- Baltimore Ravens

14.Jamal Lewis- Cleveland Browns

15.Michael Turner- Atlanta Falcons

Wide Receiver

1.Randy Moss- New England Patriots

2.Terrell Owens- Dallas Cowboys

3.Andre Johnson- Houston Texans

4.Reggie Wayne- Indianapolis Colts

5.Braylon Edwards- Cleveland Browns

6.Chad Johnson- Cincinnati Bengals

7.Marques Colston- New Orleans Saints

8.Steve Smith- Carolina Panthers

9.Larry Fitzgerald- Arizona Cardinals

10.Plaxico Burress- New York Giants

11.Torry Holt- St. Louis Rams

12.Wes Welker- New England Patriots

13. T.J. Houshmandzadeh- Cincinnati Bengals

14.Roy Williams- Detroit Lions

15.Dwayne Bowe- Kansas City Chiefs

Tight end

1.Antonio Gates- San Diego Chargers

2.Jason Witten- Dallas Cowboys

3.Tony Gonzalez- Kansas City Chiefs

4.Todd Heap- Baltimore Ravens

5.Jeremy Shockey- New Orleans Saints

6.Kellen Winslow- Cleveland Browns

7.Chris Cooley- Washington Redskins

8.Heath Miller- Pittsburgh Steelers

9. Ben Watson- New England Patriots

10.Dallas Clark- Indianapolis Colts

11Vernon Davis- San Francisco 49ers

12.Kevin Boss- New York Giants

13.Greg Olsen- Chicago Bears

14.Tony Scheffler- Denver Broncos

15.Alge Crumpler- Tennessee Titans

Defense

1.New England Patriots

2.San Diego Chargers

3.Minnesota Vikings

4.Pittsburgh Steelers

5.Dallas Cowboys

6..Jacksonville Jaguars

7.Baltimore Ravens

8.Chicago Bears

9.Tampa Bay Buccaneers

10.Washington Redskins

11.New York Giants

12.Green Bay Packers

13.Philadelphia Eagles

14.Indianapolis Colts

15.Seattle Seahawks

Kicker

1.Stephen Gostkowski- New England Patriots

2.Adam Vinateri- Indianapolis Colts

3.Nick Folk- Dallas Cowboys

4.Nate Kaeding- San Diego Chargers

5.Mason Crosby- Green Bay Packers

6.Shayne Graham- Cincinnati Bengals

7.Rob Bironas- Tennessee Titans

8.Phil Dawson- Cleveland Browns

9.Neil Rackers- Arizona Cardinals

10.Jason Hanson- Detroit Lions

11.Josh Brown- St.Louis Rams

12.Jason Elam- Atlanta Falcons

13.Josh Scobee- Jacksonville Jaguars

14.Jeff Reed- Pittsburgh Steelers

15.Matt Stover- Baltimore Ravens

Top 25 Overall

1.Ladanian Tomlinson- San Diego Chargers

2.Adrian Peterson- Minnesota Vikings

3.Tom Brady- New England Patriots

4.Brian Westbrook- Philadelphia Eagles

5.Peyton Manning- Indianapolis Colts

6.Randy Moss- New England Patriots

7.Steven Jackson- St. Louis Rams

8.Marion Barber- Dallas Cowboys

9.Tony Romo- Dallas Cowboys

10.Larry Johnson- Kansas City Chiefs

11.Terrell Owens- Dallas Cowboys

12.Frank Gore- San Francisco 49ers

13..Joesph Addai- Indianapolis Colts

14.Andre Johnson- Houston Texans

15.Reggie Wayne- Indianapolis Colts

16.Clinton Portis- Washington Redskins

17.Marshawn Lynch- Buffalo Bills

18.Ryan Grant- Green Bay Packers

19.Braylon Edwards- Cleveland Browns

20.Carson Palmer- Cincinnati Bengals

21.Willie Parker- Pittsburgh Steelers

22.Willis McGahee- Baltimore Ravens

23.Chad Johnson- Cincinnati Bengals

24.Marques Colston- New Orleans Saints

25.Drew Brees- New Orleans Saints


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